Proxy voting

Publicly traded companies and mutual funds occasionally make decisions that require shareholder approval through a vote; casting a vote can be performed in person or through a proxy. This page contains more information on any funds from John Hancock Investments that are currently conducting proxy votes, as well as records of how our funds have voted in other companies' proxies. 


Current proxy votes

Shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 12, 2018 are cordially invited to attend the annual meeting of shareholders on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 2:00 P.M., Eastern Time, to be held at 197 Clarendon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116. Click here for directions. 

Closed End Funds

John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund
John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund
John Hancock Income Securities Trust
John Hancock Investors Trust
John Hancock Preferred Income Fund
John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II
John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III
John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund
John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund
John Hancock Tax-Advantged Global Shareholder Yield Fund

Proxy voting activity

Our portfolio managers will periodically vote in proxies conducted by companies held in their funds' portfolios. You can review their voting record by following the links below. 

Proxy voting policies and procedures